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If you're an employee looking for your AccessHope benefit, call 844‑222‑4673 or schedule an appointment to speak with your cancer support team.

How we make a difference

Keeping employees close to home. Lending needed support to local oncologists. It all makes a world of difference.

AccessHope’s Impact

AccessHope takes great pride in making a real and tangible difference for employees as they deal with cancer. Our data demonstrate a measurable impact across the board.

Influence: 80%

AccessHope influences the course of treatment in more than 80% of cancer cases in which we are asked to contribute. Our specialists and their expertise are nudging a majority of employees and their physicians toward more suitable treatments.

2,300,000 Lives

The number of lives AccessHope stands ready to help continues to grow. We now partner with 43 unique employers, including 19 Fortune 500 companies, to cover more than two million people.

Net Promoter Score: 70+

AccessHope’s Cancer Support Team's Net Promoter Score is 70. Compared to a healthcare industry average score of 5-15, AccessHope is excelling at providing insightful, helpful information to employees, their families and caregivers.

3:1 ROI

AccessHope is delivering from a financial standpoint. Employer partners who have our Accountable Precision Oncology service are realizing a return on investment of 3:1.

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Cancer Care Is Expensive

Cancer generally is in the top three diagnostic categories for employers, driving a significant portion of medical spending. A mismatch in the treatment plan may lead to suboptimal care that increases costs without improving outcomes. AccessHope helps advise on optimal treatment plans from the start, ensuring money is well spent.

Meet our team

These are the faces of the people who
make AccessHope what it is.

Mark
Stadler

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mark drives the overall strategy and direction of AccessHope. His prior leadership experience includes successes with BridgeHealth, HealthSmart Holdings, Inc., Aon Hewitt, Great-West Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and more.

Todd
Sachs, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Todd Sachs leads AccessHope’s clinical team and oversees the remote delivery of our cancer support services. Passionate about addressing healthcare disparities and promoting value-based care, Todd is deeply dedicated to staying in the know on the newest protocols and medications in the always-advancing field of oncology.

 

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Todd specializes in endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. He also belongs to the California Medical Association and Los Angeles Surgical Society.

Jonathan
Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

Jonathan creates a strong customer and consultant experience as CCO.  His history in the healthcare consulting, brokerage, and health plan industries includes significant leadership experience with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Willis Towers Watson.

Abhishek
Kumar

Chief Information Officer

Abhishek is responsible for the management, strategy and operations of IT infrastructure and oversees the IT Strategy and Information Security Program. His experience includes success with Johns Hopkins, City Of Hope and Johnson & Johnson.

Joseph
Alvarnas, M.D.

Chief Clinical Advisor | AccessHope; VP, Government Affairs and Senior Medical Director for Employer Strategy, Clinical Professor, Hematology/HCT | City of Hope

Dr. Alvarnas is AccessHope’s Chief Clinical Advisor with a passion for changing the healthcare system to ensure the delivery of first-class cancer care. He’s also a Clinical Professor of Hematologythe Vice President of Government Affairs, and the Senior Medical Director for Employer Strategy at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center. For the center, he leads advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels, and assists in developing, marketing, and operationalizing the clinical infrastructure and activities related to employer and payer strategies.  

Afsaneh
Barzi, M.D.

Medical Director, GI Oncology | AccessHope; Director, Employer Strategy, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research | City of Hope

Dr. Barzi is AccessHope’s Medical Director of gastrointestinal oncology, specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers affecting the colon, rectum, pancreas, stomach, and liver. She’s passionate about improving her patients’ quality of life, believing in not just high-quality care but also “high-intensity” care.

Jack
West, M.D.

Executive Medical Director | AccessHope; Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research | City of Hope

Dr. West is an Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research at City of Hope and serves as Executive Medical Director of AccessHope. He is dedicated to finding innovative approaches to delivering sub-specialist expertise, using tools such as remote case reviews and telemedicine consultations.

Debra
Wong, M.D.

Medical Director | AccessHope | Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research | City of Hope

Dr. Wong is a board-certified medical oncologist and a Medical Director at AccessHope, where she holds dual roles in teleoncology for local oncologists and their patients, and organizational strategy development. She maintains broad expertise in solid tumor oncology and advocates for integrating supportive care and quality-of-life measures into precision oncology care. For her humanity and whole-person approach, she has earned recognition among peers and patients alike. 

Justin
Swant

Senior Vice President, Product Development and Innovation

Justin drives product strategy, product management, design and user experience for AccessHope’s suite of services. His healthcare experience includes strategic roles with Aetna and Cigna as well as success at Deloitte Consulting and more.

Sue
Willette

Senior Vice President, Growth and Channel Partnerships

Sue leverages her 30+ years in the healthcare industry to drive business growth for AccessHope’s cancer support services program. Her experience includes executive consulting roles with Aon and Mercer, as well as a successful role at StayWell.

Stacey
Eggleston

Senior Vice President, Client Excellence

Stacey is focused on producing long-term and highly satisfied customer partnerships as Senior VP of Client Excellence. Her experience includes 19 years in different facets of health care, including pharmacy benefit management, well-being, chronic condition management and Medicare. Most recently, she was in a leadership role at Korn Ferry as a global account leader on their health care team.

Julie
Larson

Strategic Advisor

Julie's previous experiences include VP and COO roles at Magellan Health and success at ValueOptions.

Melissa
Gilkerson

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

Melissa drives the AccessHope brand and marketing strategy and oversees member engagement. Her 20 years of experience include successive leadership roles with StayWell as well as positions with Willis Towers Watson and RBC Capital Markets.

Rob
Parsley

RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Clinical Operations

Rob drives the day-to-day success of clinical operations and delivery of clinical services. His experience includes operations leadership at Optum as well as Facility CEO at Surgicare of Hawaii. Rob also served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

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